Marc Platt's Politics: I'm a Lefty

Oct. 20, 2016
By Marc Platt
Watching the first 30 minutes of the debate, I was reminded on what a fine showman "The Donald" is. I call him "The Donald" here because he is always in performance mode. His top advisors Steve Bannon and Kelly Anne Conway continue to egg him on to say outrageous and controversial things like "I will keep you in suspense" regarding the common acceptance of the final verdict of the people November 8.
President Obama has classically reminded us "This is not a show." Mr. President, I respectfully disagree. This has ALL been a show by Trump. They are rolling out "Trump TV" at $9.99 per-month. The 20% of the country who love Breitbart and far right wing conspiracy theory activities will love paying Mr. Trump. These are people who may be bored with Fox News and need a more fiery brand of crazy.
Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been tasked rounding up the next set of suckers who will invest in this sure-to-fail venture, but not before The Donald walks off with a bunch on cash. He will brand this, but remember my friends he is going to be a huge loser in the election and as so many of his ventures have failed, I give this 2-3 years.
Let's see how this plays out, but yes "The Donald" has played the media, the world and the American voters for fools this cycle.
Oct. 15, 2016
By Marc Platt
Who would have ever thought we would be where we are right now just a few weeks from a "Change Election?"
This is a cycle that would most-assuredly have gone to the GOP if not for a series of idiotic maneuvers by Reince Priebus and the RNC, as well as the GOP establishment starting back in 2012.
Their own autopsy condemned the Republican's inability to reach out to Latino and other minority voters.
The fact that Donald Trump was able to exploit the inherent inadequacies by going AGAINST that autopsy by railing on Mexicans and other immigrants, as well as Muslims (a religion) and just about every other voting segment in our society except ANGRY WHITE PEOPLE who feel left out.
WARNING: Trump will lose this in a landslide, but does not mean that another Trump-like man or woman won't pop up in 2020 with a nice smile and a gentler demeanor.
We could see someone rise up with the same horrifying policies and backwards thinking, but in a more palatable and younger version of Trump's fear-mongering, race baiting and xenophobic tactics. I fear we are on the verge of a never-going-back-to-decorum style politics after this cycle.
This may be the legacy Donald J. Trump has left America after this brutal cycle ends.
Oct. 10, 2016

By Marc Platt

Enough of the Trump tapes. This is not the way to go. He is already down double digits in most polls. Go after him for his ridiculous and absurd racist policy ideas. We already know he is a sexual predator. His base is secure, but Trump is not picking up new voters and that is what HRC should keep attacking. Get the Millennial voters and the white educated white voters in the swing states.

This is headed towards a wave election and a landslide in the electoral college.

I was proud of Hillary Clinton for NOT stooping to his level and just brushing off all the accusations. She spoke to America, not the pundits who need to keep the controversy alive to get ratings.

The bold move was not by Trump, but rather the restraint Hillary Clinton showed when he threw everything at her. She is winning where it matters most, the polls and with the voters already voting.

Trump damaged his reputation forever last night as a commodity amongst the mainstream outlets. What major network will ever give him a show like The Apprentice again? His asshole-ness was brought to a whole new level after Friday's tape came out and then his boorish behavior at the 2nd debate.

This election is over and so is "Network Reality Star" Donald J. Trump.

Trump won HIS battle, but lost the war last night. Just watch...

Sep. 30, 2016
By Marc Platt
This was not intended to be a re-tread of the many articles I have written about how Trump does not want to win this election, but it really is...
1. If he really wanted to be US President why does he find a way to sabotage his campaign every time the polls tighten?
2. If he really wanted to be US President why does he insist on running his own campaign and forcing his surrogates to call him "Mr. Trump" in public?
3. If he really wanted to be US President why does he live in an alternate universe where only bogus online polls are used as a source to prove he won a debate he got killed in?
4. If he really wanted to be US President why does he does he keep firing campaign staff for his own miscues?
5. If he really wanted to be US President why does he not run ads in swing states on the same level as HRC? He now has the money to do so.
6. If he really wanted to be US President why did he not REALLY hammer Hillary on her health when she DID have an issue?
7. If he really wanted to be US President why does he continually have rallies in states that are either out of reach or solidly in th ebag for the GOP?
Have you noticed how The Donald is completely on the defensive because Newsweek, New York Times and Washington Post are just hammering Trump on his criminal (Trump University) and shady business dealings (Cuba, Russia and casinos) in articles that are drip drip dripping out down the stretch.
Hillary Clinton has the advantage to put out her message and hope for the future. Trump has to defend "Fat Shaming," illegal dealings, etc...
I repeat myself for the umpteenth time...Donald J. Trump has NO INTENTION of being the next US President. He NEVER planned on it. He loves all the attention and will find a way to reinvent the last part of his life and celebrity. This is a career move, not a real legitimate campaign. Hillary Clinton understands this and has run a campaign accordingly.
More on that later.
Sep. 27, 2016
By Marc Platt
Most of America, who were paying attention to this election before the first debate is firmly entrenched in one side or the other. The rest will either sit this one out or vote for a third party.
The first debate was a first chance for the electorate to see these two candidates side by side, face to face and mano a mano..You pick the cliches.
The voters who love Trump will stick with their guy and the Hillary voters will stay with her.
The fact that Hillary exceeded her expectations and Trump fell way short of the very low bar that his campaign set is NOT the point. The point is one candidate really wants the job and the other just wants to WIN the job and not necessarily DO the job.
I would think that being US President is one of the hardest, loneliest jobs on the planet. It will age a person well beyond their real years and is truly thankless for the most part. Sure there is an air of greatness surrounding the office, but the human being who handles all these responsibilities begins their day with whatever crisis their staff puts on that desk and then goes well into the late night hours catching up on the rest of the problems they are responsible for dealing with.
The President then has to go out and smile and comfort the nation almost on a daily basis and set the tone, all the while dealing with a congress who has only their own best interests to protect.
Hillary Clinton is a masochist and is willing to take the heat and be #45. Donald Trump loves to play the strong man big shot who "Can fix it" if we trust him. Man oh man, that just ain't ever gonna happen.
Hillary will never be beloved by this country, but she can govern.
What Debate #1 just showed the world is Hillary Clinton IS establishment and can capably govern. Trump came off as a petty self-serving game-the-system business guy who doesn't pay people he has hired to do jobs, doesn't pay ANY federal taxes because "He is smart." I could go on and on.
I would never want the job, but in the end of this crazy year of "Change" and "Insurgency," we will end up with the ultimate insider and I am damn glad we will get her.